John Piper

John Piper

John Piper is one of America’s most influential pastors. After teaching in the Biblical Studies department at Bethel College for six years, Pastor Piper received a call to the preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By God’s grace, 25 years later, Pastor Piper is still proclaiming the glory of God and extolling the beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ from Bethlehem’s pulpit.

John has written over 20 books, including the life-transforming Desiring God, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the world. You can also hear snippets of Pastor Piper’s sermon’s and teachings on Desiring God Radio, which airs on Christian radio stations throughout the country and is accessible through

John and his wife Noel have been blessed by five children and four grandchildren. They make their home in Minneapolis.

Books by John Piper

48096: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
By John Piper & Justin Taylor, eds.

In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today's churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in His Word. They urge you to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship you have ever known.

4399X: The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God--Book and CD The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God
By John Piper

The story of Job's suffering is familiar, but we seldom see God's mercy in the midst of it. Combining beautiful poetry and stunning photography, this moving work reminds you of the Lord's sovereignty and provision. For those who are hurting, here's an ideal gift that will assure them of God's presence. Includes audio CD.

524997: Taste and See Taste and See
By John Piper

This update to the second volume of Piper's popular devotional, A Godward Life, features 20 new articles, which address controversies such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. With three indexes and 120 brief biblically based essays, it also provides pastors and lay leaders with illustrations as sound as Scripture and as current as tomorrow's Internet news.

46977: Sex and the Supremacy of Christ Sex and the Supremacy of Christ
By John Piper & Justin Taylor

The contributors to this unique volume invite you to both celebrate sex for what God made it to be and fight what sin has turned it into. This book has something for all: men and women, married and single. Contributors include John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, and Carolyn McCulley.

65044: The Supremacy of God in Preaching, rev. ed. The Supremacy of God in Preaching
By John Piper

Countless books teach the craft of preaching, but not many discuss its fundamental requirement: the piety of the preacher. In this newly revised classic, Piper focuses on Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon as prime examples, noting how their spirituality enabled them to speak the truth with joy and to appeal earnestly for a response.

26205: Brothers, We Are Not Professionals: A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
By John Piper

Should a church be run like a business? Piper says no. In this provocative critique, he takes aim at the widely held managerial/therapeutic model of ministry---warning that Christlike traits such as childlikeness, tenderheartedness, and dedication to prayer clash with the secular "professionalism" we mistakenly seek to emulate. Sure to spark lively debate!

48139: The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin; softcover The Legacy of Sovereign Joy
By John Piper

God's triumphant grace in the lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin. The lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin reveal the glory and grace of our perfect God in the imperfect lives of his faithful servants. While we admire these men for their greatness, the truth is that Augustine grappled with sexual passions. Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue. John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons.

2470X: The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd The Hidden Smile of God
By John Piper

The fruit of affliction in the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd. Suffering is never easy, but God can use it as a steppingstone in our spiritual growth. Read the compelling stories of David Brainerd's struggle with illness, John Bunyan's imprisonment, and William Cowper's battle with depression and see how three great servants of God discovered hope in the midst of the harshness of life.

4676X: Contending for Our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen Contending for Our All
By John Piper

Defending truth and treasuring Christ in the lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen. Continuing his series of Christian biographies, Piper examines the inspirational lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen---bishop, pastor, and seminary founder. Threats and exile, the death of loved ones, opposition from friends and authorities, pain and illness---nothing stopped their amazing efforts and zeal in guarding the gospel!

348142: The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce; softcover The Roots of Endurance
By John Piper

Invincible perseverance in the lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce. Charles Simeon and William Wilberforce suffered lifelong opposition and endured for the causes of gospel truth, missionary zeal and political justice. They found, in solid doctrine and joy the roots for habitual tenderness in response to their adversaries-without doctrinal or moral flinching. The are examples of remarkable grace. Here are the lives of three great men and focuses on not only how they endured great opposition, but that they did so without bitterness.

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